The characters in Bridge to Terabithia are May Bell, Joyce Ann, Jesse, Brenda, Emily, Jess' mom, Jess' dad, Bill, and Leslie. It takes place at Lake Creek during the 1970's.
Why did it have to be Leslie?! Why!?
Jesse and Leslie quickly became friends. Leslie and Jesse create a magical land called Terabithia that's located in the woods. They both rule over the lands of Terabithia as Queen and King.
Leslie dies when the rope she was swinging on ripped beneath her and drowned on the rising river after heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, Jesse is over at Washington with Mrs. Edmund.
Theme and Conflict.
Jesse grieves over the death of Leslie; he then realizes that she changed him in many ways.
Jesse builds a safer bridge for him and May Belle to cross. He then introduces her to Terabithia to make her the new queen.
Conflict: Jesse never really like Leslie in the beginning but he always stands up for her when she most needs it. She stole the title of the fastest runner and Jesse thought she was strange. He then misses her more than ever now that Leslie is gone.
Theme: Never forget people and the impact they made on your life, even if people tell you things afterward.